Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won’t miss the skin!

I know this is a recipe you’ll be making over and over, it’s that good. You can serve it with brown rice, or for a low carb option try it with Cauliflower “Fried” Rice. Although they take a little time to simmer on the stove, they are super easy to make. I have made this with drumsticks, thighs and even chicken wings. I have even made it in my Instant Pot which cuts the cook time to about 20 minutes! I am providing directions for both skillet or Instant Pot, enjoy!!

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Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won’t miss the skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or gluten free)
  • 3 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • 8 drumsticks (28 oz), skin removed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • chopped scallions

Directions:

Combine soy sauce, rice wine, honey, garlic, ginger and sriracha in a skillet and cook medium-low, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook 5 minutes, covered. Turn chicken, cover and cook 20 minutes over medium-low. Turn again, cover and cook 15 minutes, until the chicken is very tender. Remove the cover, if the sauce isn’t thick simmer uncovered until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Finish with scallions and sesame seeds.

 

Instant Pot directions: Use saute button, when hot add soy sauce, rice wine, honey, garlic, ginger and sriracha and cook 2 minutes, stirring. Add the chicken, cover and lock the lid. Cook on high pressure 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is tender. When pressure releases, finish with scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 2 drumsticks

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 309
  • Total Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 152mg
  • Sodium: 994mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 18.5g
  • Protein: 34.5g